Asthmatic Staten Island Man Dies After NYPD Cop Puts Him In Chokehold

Source: Ken Murray , Kerry Burke , Chelsia Rose Marcius , Rocco Parascandola  / New York Daily News

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.

“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.

Within moments Garner, a married father of six children with two grandchildren, stopped struggling and appeared to be unconscious as police called paramedics to the scene. An angry crowd gathered, some recording with smartphones.

To watch video recorded at the scene of this tragic event and to read this article in its entirety visit the New York Daily News.

  • Gregory Waits

    This kind of crap is happening all over the place and it has to stop. Policemen need to start being held accountable. It seems that in even the cases with the most flagrant abuses, they are protected by their own.


  • Sieben713

    They are under our employment,we pay them not the other way around, we have to make them accountable